North Loop Clinic: Women's Health
Our obstetrics and gynecology physicians and certified nurse-midwives, are board certified medical professionals who specialize in a broad range of gynecology and obstetric care.
- Pap smears
- pelvic exams
- family planning
- surgical care
- diagnosis and treatment of vaginal infections
- management of normal and high-risk pregnancies
- diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of the vagina, uterus, or ovaries
Certified Nurse Midwives
Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) are advanced practice nurses with specialized training and experience in midwifery.
CNMs provide prenatal care, labor and delivery, care after birth, yearly gynecological exams, newborn care, assistance with family planning decisions, preconception care, menopausal management and counseling in health care management and disease prevention. They can prescribe medication, perform medical procedures and provide other interventions when medically necessary.
The midwives that make up the Nurse-Midwife Service at HCMC see patients in traditional clinic settings and deliver babies at the Birth Center at HCMC. The Birth Center, gives patients access to a full range of services, including anesthesiologists, OB physicians, pediatric services, Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and lactation services.